Green politics is a kind of politics that has been on the rise since the 1970s. The parties and movements that follow these ideas are usually called green:
- The most important idea is that whatever is done has an impact on ecology. The environment needs to be protected; technologies and means of production should therefore be sustainable and protect the environment.
- Environment politics must take into account the needs of the people. The ideas about social politics are mostly left-wing.
- Many of these movements see themselves as democratic, they fight centralism and communism. If some action is taken, it needs the support of most of the people.
Greens have been most successful in Germany.